Microvascular decompression for the treatment of hemifacial spasm. Retrospective study of a consecutive series of 75 operated patients--electrophysiologic and anatomical surgical analysis.

@article{Acevedo1997MicrovascularDF,
  title={Microvascular decompression for the treatment of hemifacial spasm. Retrospective study of a consecutive series of 75 operated patients--electrophysiologic and anatomical surgical analysis.},
  author={Jairo Acevedo and Marc P. Sindou and Catherine G Fischer and Christophe Vial},
  journal={Stereotactic and functional neurosurgery},
  year={1997},
  volume={68 1-4 Pt 1},
  pages={260-5}
}
The authors report the results of a series of 75 patients operated on for hemifacial spasm by the same surgeon between October 1981 and January 1997. Microsurgical vascular decompression was performed through a retromastoid approach in contralateral position. The conflicting vessel was identified as the posterior inferior cerebellar artery in 41.3% of the cases, the anterior inferior artery in 38.6%, and the vertebrobasilar complex in 18.7%. Follow-up varied from 1 month to 13 years (with a… CONTINUE READING

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